Thursday, February 4, 2010

Those Furry Greenish Dots Called Molds

When you see furry greenish dots on the surface of any food, particularly bread, don't ever try to scrape off the affected area to save the rest of the bread. Chances are, molds have rooted deeply beneath the surface.

Molds are a type of fungi that are microscopic and threadlike. Like other fungi, molds produce spores that easily spread when airborne. They are found in both indoors and outdoors, usually in damp, humid, and wet environment. They may also be transported by insects and can contaminate the water system.

Molds are not like bacteria that only have one cell. Molds are multi-celled organisms that resemble thin mushrooms having roots, stalk, and spores on top of the stalk. Usually, there are unseen bacteria living around these molds, that is why it isn't safe to eat any part of the food contaminated by molds. There may be toxins and other poisonous substances even in the unaffected areas of the food.

Molds can withstand the temperature in your refrigerator. To control the growth of molds, make sure you enforce the following practices:

--- Dissolve 1 tablespoon of baking soda in a quart of water to clean the inside of your refrigerator.

--- For stubborn molds, use 3 tablespoons of bleach in a quart of water and scrub along the rubber casing.

--- Dispose used dish clothes, mops, and sponges that smell musty.

--- Make sure humidity in your house is below 40%.

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Written By Monch Bravante

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